The ongoing war in Iraq continues to cast a shadow over the world's largest defense-spending market in the U.S., while the focus in Europe continues to be on cooperation among aircraft programs. The U.S. continues to pour roughly $8 billion into Iraq operations per month, which has its military services nervous about a belt-tightening in future procurements, including its projected buy of refueling tankers, light cargo aircraft and reconnaissance systems. But if spending in the U.S. does ...

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